“The United States may have run up a huge debt, but it is not a poor country…,” the Washington Post announced on Monday as Our Rulers hit their credit-limit. “The federal government owns roughly 650 million acres of land, close to a third of the nation’s total land mass. Plus a million buildings. Plus electrical utilities like the Tennessee Valley Authority. And an interstate highway system.”
You might think someone found guilty of 28,060 counts of accessory to murder must have done something wrong. But columnist and TV commentator Pat Buchanan, long a defender of accused and now convicted war criminal John Demjanjuk, has noticed something missing in reports from the courtroom in Munich, where the verdicts against the Ukraine native and U.S. citizen were announced last week. You could find it, if you are attentive and persistent enough, in the BBC report under the headline: "John Demjanjuk Guilty of Nazi Death Camp
The liberal vision of government is easily understood and makes perfect sense if one acknowledges their misunderstanding and implied assumptions about the sources of income. Their vision helps explain the language they use and policies they support, such as income redistribution and calls for the rich to give something back.
With Huckabee out of the race, and Donald Trump announcing his decision not to run on May 16, it seemed that Mitt Romney had a good chance of becoming the Republican nominee in 2012. But his Massachusetts healthcare program is turning out to be a real albatross around his neck. He has vowed to repeal Obamacare, but he also wants to replace it with a Romneycare of his own. That’s not what the Tea Party wants.
We could definitely use another Abraham Lincoln to emancipate us all from being slaves to words. In the midst of a historic financial crisis of unprecedented government spending, and a national debt that outstrips even the debt accumulated by the reckless government spending of previous administrations, we are still enthralled by words and ignoring realities.